The Solon Springs High School softball and baseball teams enjoyed mixed success against Butternut/Mercer on Tuesday, April 23, in Solon Springs.
The Eagle girls improved to 3-0 with an 11-1, five-inning win over the Midgets, while the baseball team fell to 1-2 with an 11-2 loss.
Both teams play doubleheaders Friday, April 26, at Hurley, then play at Mellen on Monday, April 29. Action both days begins at 4:30 p.m.
Kylli Rajala allowed one hit with eight strikeouts over the first four innings to pick up the win. Taylor Routley finished up for the Eagles, allowing an unearned run on one hit while striking out two and walking one.
Rajala and Morgan Anderson led the Eagles at the plate with a triple, single and two RBIs each. Allison Androsky added a double and RBI; and Maddelyn Swanson, Michyla Christianson, Taylor Routley, Jessice Reilly and Ellie Hendrickson had singles.
Emma Herbst had the only hit for Butternut/Mercer.
Butternut/Mercer improved to 3-0 with its win over the Eagles.
“They are the defending conference and regional champion, and they played like it,” SSHS coach Nathan Ahlberg said. “They have a solid lineup, pitching depth and defense. We needed to play a flawless game to defeat them, which did not happen.”
Solon Springs managed just three hits, including two doubles by Drake Debeier, and an RBI single by Ben Monson.
Alex Hunter suffered the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits in three innings. He also struck out five and walked four.